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A well-established hotel & restaurant located in the centre of Santa Maria and right on the edge of a small, sandy cove.
In the heart of Santa Maria, enjoying a privileged location and its own sandy beach, Odjo d’Agua is a small, family-run hotel with an authentic Cape Verdean feel. With a charming interior and personal touches such as antiques and photographs from the owners’ history, the warmth of the greeting adds to this family atmosphere as well as guests receiving a personal guided tour of the hotel. The rooms are simple but comfortable and are situated on two floors; upgrades include sea views and suites.
From the pool area and restaurant area, the views along the shore are fabulous. Perched on a promontory, the restaurant comes alive at night with gentle live music and serving fresh seafood. The Bon Appetit option is available at a supplement, including three evening meals per week, offering a convenient way to experience the cuisine at the hotel and also in Santa Maria, where there is an impressive array of restaurants serving local or international cuisine as well as bars and a variety of shops and stalls.
There is a small sheltered sandy cove, ideal for sunbathing and paddling. For a stroll along the beach, the soft white sand and crystal clear waters stretch as far as the eye can see. Please note there are steps and unguarded drops around this hotel making it unsuitable for the less mobile.
Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Sleeps up to 2
These standard rooms have twin beds, and a shower over bath. You can request for the hotel to make the beds up as a double.
Junior Suite Garden View (c)
Sleeps up to 4 (3 adults)
A twin bedded room with small lounge area, shower room and 2 extra beds for children. Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children.
Standard Room Partial Sea View (a)
These standard rooms have twin beds and face towards the beach/pool area - you can request for the hotel to make the beds up as a double.
Suite Sea View (a)
A small lounge area, two bedrooms, large double room with walk in wardrobe, and a second smaller twin bedded room, balcony or terrace. On the beach side of the hotel. Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
Please note there are only 2 of this room type.
1 bedroom with Kingsize bed, en-suite (shower over bath) and balcony with garden view. Separate living area with dining table, kitchen and sofa. This room can be accessed with your own front door, that has several steps up to the living floor. Air conditioning, Safe (2 Euros per day), mini bar payable locally, hairdryer, kettle, teacups and herbal teabags. 2 pin plugs. Only 1 of these in hotel. This room interconnects with a Junior Suite C.
Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.
Seafood & cocktails
White sand beaches and turquoise sea.
Principally a beach resort with long stretches of white sand and an abundance of water sports Sal is really an island for beach lovers as most of the island's sights and attractions can be seen in half a day.
By night, Santa Maria, the main tourist area in Sal boasts a lively atmosphere with a good choice of bars and restaurants.
Sal is the most developed of all the Cape Verde Islands in terms of tourism yet still has a very barren landscape. In the north of the island you will find a salt lake in an extinct volcano crater, an impressive sight. Marine life around the coast of Sal and the rest of the archipelago is high with countless species including flamboyant tropical fish, dolphins and turtles.
Live music plays a huge part in Cape Verdean culture and is often performed live in various bars in Santa Maria during the evening. This is a unique experience and one not to be missed.
A large percentage of visitors come to Sal for the water sports and it's hardly surprising. Sal's long sandy beaches and turquoise water make a wonderful playground for water sports enthusiasts. It is also the perfect place for relaxing in the sun and enjoying long walks along the coastline. Sal is considered to be amongst the world's top five windsurfing locations so it is not uncommon to see bright coloured sails dotted about the ocean. Kite surfing, diving and deep-sea fishing are also very big on Sal. There are plenty of places to hire equipment, have lessons and organise trips.
Santa Maria beach on Sal is simply stunning, offering four and a half miles of golden white sand. You can always find your own piece of paradise here, whether it be enjoying long romantic strolls along the shoreline and relaxing into the pure peacefulness, or hunting out the excellent water sports that the waters provides the perfect playground for.
The following are just a couple of festivals that take place on Sal:
Nossa Sra. De Piedade (Our Lady of Pity) 15th August - Mass, processions, swimming contests and music festival on beach with local musicians.
Santa Maria Festival (Municipality Day) 15th September - Music festival
With constant breezes the Islands don't disappoint for windsurfing holidays and the keenest windsurfer can pretty well count on being able to windsurf every day; however the seas and wind dictate that you need a fairly high level of competence and experience.
Due to their position within the winter tradewind belt, the Cape Verde Islands boast near perfect wind conditions from late November to June and so the Island of Sal has been a popular haven for windsurfing holidays for years.
On Sal, the main area for windsurfing is at the southern end of the island in Santa Maria. The bay here has a white sandy beach stretching for approximately 4km with a steep sand entry in parts.
For the more experienced, seeking the rush of some serious wave riding then a visit to Punta Preta, on the rougher west side, is a must. Waves here can reach up to 8ft running onto a stony shore break.
The Cape Verde Islands are a diver's paradise with wrecks to explore, rich tropical underwater flora and a massive array of fish including shoals of rockfish and bream, dolphins, turtles and sharks.
Cat sharks are frequently seen and with some luck you can also observe tiger sharks, lemon sharks, hammer-head sharks and mako sharks.
We are pleased to offer diving with Cabo Verde Diving based on the beach near the Meliá hotel in Santa Maria, Sal. Dives, courses and equipment hire can be arranged by your resort representatives or prior to your holiday.
Cabo Verde Diving offers dives every day in the morning and afternoon. Night dives and dive packages (6 or more dives) can also be arranged.
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